We all know that a construction site can be dangerous, but that does not mean that the people in charge of a site should get a free pass when someone gets injured in a construction accident. They still have a responsibility to keep the site safe for those who must pass through the site and those who are invited onto it, for whatever reason.
If you were injured in a construction accident and believe that it was due to someone else’s negligence, you should pursue compensation. An Irving construction accident lawyer from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. can help you do that.
A construction accident can leave behind devastating injuries that leave lasting effects. A settlement cannot undo what happened, but it can help you and your loved ones adjust and pay for any bills that resulted from the accident.
Generally, damages in a personal injury case can be broken down into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are meant to cover the quantifiable costs of an accident, like the bills you must pay and the work you have missed out on. Non-economic damages can help you cover the costs of the lasting effects of an accident and the mental anguish and issues that arose as a result.
You want your compensation to cover both types of damages. As a result, your compensation can cover a variety of expenses, including:
Medical costs: injuries from a construction accident can cost you a lot of money. The costs of doctor visits, prescription medications, and hospital stays can add up quickly. If you need continued care for your injuries, costs of services like physical therapy can keep contributing to your family’s financial stress.
You did not cause your injuries, so why should you and your family have to pay all these bills? Hold the negligent parties accountable and sue for compensation that covers these medical costs.
Lost wages: injuries from a construction accident can keep you out of work for an extended period. A few missed paychecks can cause financial stress for any family, so your compensation should cover these lost wages. You did not cause your accident and injuries. The negligence or actions of someone else did.
Lost earning potential: injuries from a construction accident can be quite severe. Eye injuries, amputations, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries are all possible outcomes of such an accident, and anyone who suffers such injuries could easily be left with issues for life. These issues could affect your ability to work and earn money, so that loss of earning potential should be considered when compensation is calculated.
Loss of enjoyment: those injuries that make it impossible for you to work in the same capacity could also make it impossible to enjoy activities you once loved. If there is no way for you to take part in a sport or hobby that used to be a big part of your life, that loss of enjoyment is important and should be a factor when compensation is calculated.
Wrongful death: if your loved one lost their lives in a construction accident, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages. These damages consider the mental anguish suffered by a family and the economic contribution of the deceased to the household. In accordance with TX Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.004, surviving spouses, children, and parents can generally sue for wrongful death damages.
Pain and suffering: any other past and future pain and suffering your family has experienced because of your construction accident should be considered when your compensation is calculated.
Whether you were injured by a falling object, a structural failure, a piece of equipment, or a slipping hazard that was not clearly marked, several parties can be held liable for your injuries. Your accident may have occurred due to the negligence of:
In some cases, you can even hold the municipality itself responsible for an accident if the evidence shows that its negligence has somehow contributed to your accident. One of our construction accident attorneys can look at all the facts of your case and do their best to hold all liable parties accountable.
You are not required to hire an attorney when pursuing a personal injury case, but you should know that a lawyer can do a lot to help you with your case. One of our attorneys cannot guarantee a certain outcome, but you can be sure that they are fighting for you and acting as your advocate at every turn.
One of our Irving construction accident lawyers will:
Additionally, your lawyer will promptly get the legal process started to make sure that you do not miss out on the chance to pursue compensation. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases lasts for just two years.
We do not shy away from taking big defendants to court. Some people think that a case against corporations and other entities with so many resources at their disposal will be hopeless, but our construction accident lawyers do not agree. No one is too big to be held accountable for their actions or negligence in Irving, TX.
Now you have the chance to learn more about your legal options. Call Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. at (972) 529-3476 and get your free consultation today. There is no obligation and nothing to pay up front, so see what a construction accident attorney can do to assist you today.